Glossary

Attributes:
Also referred to as tags. Attributes are a collection of facility information including conditions that may appear on the Personal Care Home licence, and whether the facility has single rooms and/or double rooms.
Authorized Capacity:
The maximum number of residents permitted to be accommodated in a home as stated on the licence. Also referred to as “Beds (AC)”.
Beds (AC):
The maximum number of residents permitted to be accommodated in a home as stated on the licence. Also referred to as “Authorized Capacity”.
Condition on licence:
All licences have a condition that requires them to operate in accordance with the most recent edition of the Licensees’ Handbook. Other conditions on a licence may clarify what care can and cannot be provided in the home, and identify unique actions the licensee must take to remain in operation.
Heavy Care:
A heavy level of care includes: (i) Frequent supervision of resident due to emotional, behavioural or physical needs (e.g. palliative); (ii) Direct assistance with all personal care; (iii) Two person assist or mechanical lift with transfers and/or mobility.
Infractions:
Items found to be not in compliance with the requirements under The Personal Care Homes Act at the time of inspection. Infractions can be found during re-licensing or monitoring inspections.
Inspection:
An examination of a personal care home, completed by an official from the Ministry of Health, to assess compliance with the Personal Care Homes Act, the Personal Care Homes Regulations, and Licensees’ Handbook. Re-licencing inspections are completed as part of the relicensing process and include a full review of the personal care home operation (see operational review inspection tool). Monitoring inspections typically occur to review the personal care home’s progress respecting particular items.
Intermediate Care:
An intermediate level of care includes: (i) Supervision of behavior; (ii) Supervision and some assistance with personal care; (iii) Assistance with specialized care; (iv) Supervision and/or one person assist transfers and/or mobility.
Licensee:
The person(s) or corporation who applied for the licence and received it in their name(s), is/are the licensee(s).
Light Care:
A light level of care includes: (i) Resident is independent with personal care. May need reminders and cueing; (ii) Minimal specialized care (e.g. supervising a resident with their own specialized care); (iii) Independent with transfers and mobility.
Residents at Risk of Wandering:
Any resident with a long- term memory deficit or any other condition where a resident has demonstrated a tendency to wander. This includes, but is not limited to, conditions such as Alzheimer Disease, stroke, etc.
Specialized Care:
Health care services provided by health care professionals that are required by a resident, but does not include personal care.
Tags:
Also referred to as attributes. Tags are a collection of facility information including conditions that may appear on the Personal Care Home licence, and whether the facility has single rooms and/or double rooms.
Unresolved Infractions:
An indicator that infractions are still left unresolved with this specific inspection.